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From sponge city to phosphor-recycling: Learn more about specific solutions for a sustainable world in our videos!

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Sustainable restart necessary

The report of the German Advisory Council on the Environment (SRU) "Towards an ambitious environmental policy in Germany and Europe" contains solutions for an economic and sustainable restart for the industry.

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European Green Deal
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The European Green Deal aims to make Europe climate neu

Announced in March 2020, the EU Action Plan for the Circular Economy underlines the importance of recycling and resource-saving.

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Digging deeper
Coronavirus: Risks—but also opportunities?

Top entrepreneurs comment on the pandemic's impact on their business.

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Digging deeper
Three questions to ...

Six association chairmen comment on recycling management, the European Green Deal and the role of IFAT.

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IFAT Environmental Index
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IFAT Environmental Index 2020

Environmental industry calls for recycling more waste, using more recycled raw materials and strengthening the polluter-pays principle.

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Guy Drinks water in desert
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The role of environmental technologies and the SDG's

Many environmental technologies on show at IFAT directly or indirectly contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. What impact do the goals have around the globe?

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Interview with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Vera Susanne Rotter

What contribution can a circular economy make to solving pressing environmental challenges?

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Waste management sector remains to have regional focus

Private and public waste management companies roughly share the German waste collection market, which is mainly structured regionally. Exemplary projects across Germany point the way to a resource-efficient future.

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Clean water—a precious resource

Contamination by nitrates and other residues create challenges for water treatment. Examples that prove the opposite—where water scarcity is successfully combated.

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Street Canal Pumpstation
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Industrial wastewater technology

The standard of industrial wastewater technology is high, however, the technology is used too seldom. Read more about it here!

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The circular economy must become more digital

Better now than later: support programs and research projects provide a boost for the digitalization of the circular economy.

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Waste incineration in a circular economy

The importance of thermal waste treatment as a building block of the future German energy industry is controversial.

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Modern winter service: Reliable and environmental

Brine as liquid deicer is considered environmentally friendly and cost saving. Liability issues continue to be of great importance

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